Ideas for things to do with kids after school

The Koru Kids after school nannies love sharing ideas with each other for fun stuff to do with the kids after school.  We took a peek at their online discussion group, where they offer each other tips on activities to get stuck into between homework and dinnertime.

Here are a few of our favourites among their recent ideas.

Homemade crisps: Florence, the nanny who took this photo, swears they’re easy to make.  We don’t know about that but we are very sure they would be easy to eat.

Homemade crisps: Florence, the nanny who took this photo, swears they’re easy to make.  We don’t know about that but we are very sure they would be easy to eat.

Blow painting with straws: Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to be genuinely excited about your kids’ artwork. But these paintings look really cool—like actually really cool! We’d buy that print on a t-shirt.

Blow painting with straws: Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to be genuinely excited about your kids’ artwork. But these paintings look really cool—like actually really cool! We’d buy that print on a t-shirt.

Stick superheros: How adorable are these caped clothespegs?In case the stick superheroes aren’t great enough on their own, they were accompanied by a mini comic book detailing their exploits. We await the film with anticipation.

Stick superheros: How adorable are these caped clothespegs?In case the stick superheroes aren’t great enough on their own, they were accompanied by a mini comic book detailing their exploits. We await the film with anticipation.

In case the stick superheroes aren’t great enough on their own, they were accompanied by a mini comic book detailing their exploits. We await the film with anticipation.

In case the stick superheroes aren’t great enough on their own, they were accompanied by a mini comic book detailing their exploits. We await the film with anticipation.

Other cool stuff the nannies have done recently with the kids: made salt dough ornaments; held a karaoke competition incorporating homemade instruments; and made a bug hotel, complete with plasticine TV, sofa and bed.  We have to admit we are a bit jealous of their jobs.